Easy Health and Wellness Tips for the Remote Worker


Kevin Mangelschots

More and more entrepreneurs and professionals are working remotely. The benefits are clear: freedom, flexibility, and convenience, to name a few.

But if you work remotely, it’s essential not to lose sight of your health and wellness. Incorporating self-care into your daily routine and using the right tools can go a long way in keeping you healthy and productive.

Here are some simple tips to help you do just that.

Health and wellness tips for the remote worker

Schedule breaks

Taking breaks throughout the workday helps to reset your mind and revitalize you to tackle the next task. Don’t make the mistake of working straight through lunch. Schedule at least a five-minute break every hour, and step away from your work to eat a healthy lunch. This not only will help you work more efficiently, but also give you a sense of control over your work (not the other way around).

It’s also important to take time away from work altogether. This is especially true if you’re among the 86 percent of managers who are experiencing extreme to moderate daily work stress. Make sure you’re scheduling the occasional vacation as often, it’s the best way to reduce work-related stress. And don’t limit yourself to one week out of the year. Consider getting a local vacation rental for work now and then, the change of scenery might help you break away from the mundane and add some inspiration to your work. You may even want to splurge and pick a rental that comes with luxury amenities to maximize your time away from home.

Go to sleep

You would think working from home would make it easier to get the sleep your mind and body need. But that’s often not the case. Many working adults fail to prioritize sleep, whether or not they work in an office. But you need seven to nine hours each night. So, make sure it happens, even if you have to tweak your nighttime routine to prepare your mind and body for sleep.

Eat the good stuff

Your diet plays a critical role in your overall health and productivity. Eat poorly, and you will likely find it hard to focus, not to mention increase your risk of various health issues. Eat nutritiously, and your mind and body will be more prepared to get stuff done, and you’ll have a stronger immune system. Vegetables, fruit, lean meats, whole grains, and nuts are a great foundation for any diet.

Get a move on it

You also want to create a fitness routine that you can stick to. Along with boosting your health and wellness, exercising regularly will strengthen your ability to concentrate and work efficiently. And you don’t have to join the gym or pay a bunch of money for an exercise program. Go for a run, pick up cycling, or look online for HIIT and yoga workouts that can easily be done at home with minimal equipment.

Invest in tools and equipment

Finally, it matters what tools and equipment you use on a day-to-day basis. Look for products specifically tailored for workplace wellness, such as an ergonomic keyboard or scent diffuser with stress-reducing aromas. Moreover, make sure that you have an ergonomic office chair that supports your back on long workdays. Invest in a quality desk; your desk should allow you to work with all of your devices at the correct heights, and you should be able to store anything you need within reach.

If you want to take full advantage of working remotely, you must implement self-care each day and be willing to invest in tools and equipment that will keep you healthy and productive. Following the tips above will get you off to an excellent start. But keep researching any other ways that you can set yourself up for a successful remote work career while fostering your health and well-being in the process!

Guest author bio

Cheryl Conklin created Wellness Central from her desire to share various resources and her thoughts on wellness. Apart from blogging, she enjoys traveling, going on endless adventures, and writing about her experiences at the end of the day.